| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is.
Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me.
If you're also confused about the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The untraceable currency is...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The bitcoin faithful are ever on the lookout for signs that their virtual currency is as good as cash, more than a speculator's dream and not merely a device for criminal transactions.
So you can expect them to make a lot out of the announcement that...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:07 PM
State financial regulators and the attorney general issued a warning Friday about bitcoin and other virtual currencies, saying buyers — and sellers — should be careful.
"For now, there is little to no regulation and no safety net for...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There may be no company on Earth more experienced at saying "we're sorry, but not really" than Facebook.
The latest example concerns the company's now-infamous 2012 psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users, which broke into public...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
The Orioles saved Maryland from an almost totally dismal sports weekend. They were down 2-0 early in Sunday’s series finale against the Oakland A’s at Network Associates Overstock.com Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, but came back to avert a...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 AM
So, the reindeer sweater from Aunt Emma this Christmas isn’t quite your style, so you and thousands of others are now in the process of returning gifts.
Which retailers provide the speediest returns?
STELLAService, which rates the customer service...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Amazon.comwas named the best for customer service among those who like to shop with their keyboards, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation and American Express.
Like others across the country, South Floridians like to shop online....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Oct 17, 2011
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